In the cool of the morning, He’s calling my name,

So why am I hiding here, covered in shame?

Imprisoned by secrets, betrayals and lies,

While His risen beauty dazzles my eyes.

I don’t understand why He’s looking for me,

When I am so far from what I should be.

Such bitter streams of denial have flowed,

Stumbling blindly along the wrong road.

Doesn’t He know I’m not up to the mark?

A sinner like me belongs in the dark,

Inhabiting shadows of quiet despair …

And yet

And yet

He is standing right there,

Real and bright, a stranger well-known,

And I am so weary of struggling alone.

In the cool of the garden, His call is so sweet,

I drop all my burdens,

And fall at His feet.



© Sarah Sansbury, Easter 2017

Seven is my favourite number which holds many Scriptural resonances. So here are seven numerical snippets from my life: 1. I was born in 1967, in a village in Warwickshire, England, and grew up singing in the choir and bellringing in our village Anglican church. 2. I made a first true Christian commitment at age 14 through my school Christian Fellowship. 3. I studied Modern and Medieval Languages for 4 years at the University of Cambridge. 4. In 1993 I married Nick and we have 4 children. 5. I am English and have lived in France since 1999. I hold both British and French nationality and am bilingual. 6. 7 things close to my heart, in no particular order: Fair Trade commerce, cats, green tea, the ocean, Highland cattle, languages, and The Chosen series. 7. In July 2021 I created and began to lead a monthly online Christian poetry group, TRELLIS*, under the umbrella of the UK Association of Christian Writers. (*standing for Trust, Risk, Encouragement, Listening, Love, Inspiration, and Support) What a blessing now to join this inspirational Red Thread Poets group. Praying for the manifold blessings of the Spirit on us all, as we write our beautiful poems and songs full of heavenly inspiration and power.